Gold River Guides service is an equal opportunity recreation service provider and operates under special use permit with the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
Having grown up in the area I not only have a deep passion for our watersheds, but also the fish and wildlife that inhabit them. I am a second generation guide and love having the opportunity to help individuals learn about the river and ecosystems that I am fortunate enough to spend my time on. I run our lodge Gold River Lodge on the lower Klamath, and guide year around.
- I am a US certified captain for inland and near shore navigable waters (50 tons master river and ocean)
- Licenses and bonded for Oregon and California
- A special use permit holder with the Rogue-River-Siskiyou National Forest
Being a long time fishing guide in the area Jim has exceptional knowledge only gained over a lifetime of water experience. He has spent the past 22 years guiding on the northern california and southern oregon coast. He is an original permitee holder for guiding on the wild and scenic chetco river and a six rivers national forest permitee as well. He founded and build Gold River Lodge. Upon fishing he greatly enjoys hiking and is extremely knowledgable with local redwood and coastal hiking trails.
Since childhood, Neil has pursued anadromous fish. Getting them on flies is his specialty. His mainly fishes Spey rods, with an emphasis on swinging flies but is no stranger to other methods. Depending on the situation, be it single handed rods, floating lines, (integrated) skagit lines, skandi lines, all things sink tips, shooting heads, dry flies, waking flies, wet flies, streamers, half-chicken intruders, nymph rigs (last resort), from the high lakes to the river all the way into the salt chuck you'll be in good hands.